Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with SCA TTL Adapter System
  • Guide Number: 249' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (20mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 90° & Left 180°
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • Stroboscopic Flash Mode & Modeling Light
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5 Seconds
  • Slow, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on Rechargeable NiMH Battery Pack
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Extremely powerful and compatible with any of Metz's SCA TTL adapters, the handle mount mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash is extraordinarily versatile and features an ISO shoe-mount controller unit. The guide number of 249' at ISO 100 and the maximum zoom setting of 105mm, this portable unit can easily light a subject or scene. Also, the head can zoom from 24-105mm and can even offer coverage for a 20mm lens with the use of a wide-angle diffuser. The flash head even has complete bounce capabilities with tilting upward 90° and rotation 90° right and 180° left.

When used with a SCA TTL adapter, the 76 MZ-5 can function as either a wireless master or slave flash with full TTL compatibility. A stroboscopic setting is also available for up to 50 flashes at a rate of 1-50 Hz. Other capabilities include slow, 1st and 2nd curtain synchronization with the correct adapters and cameras and it will recycle in 0.1 to 5 seconds. Additionally, it runs on the included rechargeable NiMH battery pack.

Control unit with LCD display and integrated AF measuring flash
Auto-zoom head can cover from 24 to 105mm, and 20mm when used with the included wide-angle diffuser
Wireless full TTL triggering
Compatible with SCA 3002 and 300 adapter systems
Infrared AF assistance (with applicable autofocus camera module)
Secondary reflector can be used to fill in the shadows in close-up areas when using indirect flash
Excellent power capacity: NiMH rechargeable 1600 mAh battery yields 135, Powerpack P50 yields 150
Evaluative preflash metering & Stroboscopic flash for previewing effect
Modelling light
Rapid mode shortens the flash recycling time
Automatic flash bracketing function for optimal exposure security
Integrated slave
"Key" function prohibits accidental changing of controls
Compatible TTL Systems
  • Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II with SCA 3102 adapter
  • Nikon i-TTL with SCA 3402 adapter
  • Olympus/Panasonic Four Thirds TTL with SCA 3202 adapter
  • Pentax P-TTL with SCA 3702 adapter
  • Leica TTL with SCA 3502 adapter
  • Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL with SCA 3402 adapter
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Mount Handle
Guide No. 249.34'  / 76 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
Angle of Coverage 86° - 23°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 95°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/256
Bounce Head 0 to +90°
Swivel Head 270°
Coverage 20 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
Off-Camera Terminal Proprietary
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5 Seconds
Flash Duration 1/150 - 1/20000 sec
Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Power Source 1x Proprietary Rechargeable NiMH Battery
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.1 x 9.6 x 4.6" / 103.0 x 244.0 x 118.0 mm
Weight 1.94 lb / 880 g handle mount without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.55 lb
mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Warranty Service Auto Zoom feature is poor. Problems Encountered: I bought a Metz 76 MZ-5 Digital Handle Mount flash and received a defective unit from Metz. I sent it in to Bogen Imaging (Metz' USA distributor) for replacement or servicing. Even though the unit was defective out of the box and was sent back to them a few days after purchase, they would not replace it. Even though their web site promises 8 days turn-around time for repairs, they have had my unit for over 6 weeks now. My last e-mail and phone call to their service department remain unanswered after a few days.A professional photographer would have difficulty operating a successful business with this kind of service support. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Metz 40MZ-3i
Date published: 2007-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive Junk 76 MZ-5 This is my most expensive flash that has never worked as advertised. Besides not working with TTL and not exposing properly in A the batteriesdo not hold a charge. Finally I gave up with this flash in combo with my camera and I tried it on a standbut when depressing the button toswivel the head it became stuck and could not return to straight ahead (I could see a little spring dislodged under the button). One big expensive / waste. I had tried several times to get help from Manfrottobut no use because it was out of warranty. Like new but no use. No more Metz for me.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Attn: Canon EOS 1D Mark III users! If you inquire, Metz USA will tell you that the currently available 76 MZ-5 SCA adapter for Canon EOS cameras is compatible with the Mark III. After inquiring with Metz in Germany, a technical support adviser informed me that an entirely new SCA 3102 adapter is being developed for the Mark III due to its unique electronics, and that an availability date will be announced soon on their website. Expertise: Photographing weddings since 1969
Date published: 2007-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful flash I shoot three Canon DLSR bodies which are(1) 5D Mark II (2) 1DS Mark II and (3) the 1D Mark II N I have had my 76 MZ-5 for about two years with no problems. Now according to Metz the 1D Mark II N is not compatible with any SCA dedicated adapter and so you are supposed to use the SCA 301 which allows the flash to fire in auto or manual. But I have had fine results with the 1D Mark II N in auto mode. I should add that I purchased the Metz P76 external power pack to increase recycle time and get more shots. Above all else YOU MUST TAKE THE 76 MZ-5 ONCE EVERY TWO TO THREE MONTHS AND FIRE OFF SOME SHOTS. THIS IS PART OF MAINTAINING THE UNIT.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power Great flash powerful and well built. The battery packs metz sells for this unit are junk. I've had 2 packs that quit holding a significant charge after a year of light use. The batteries that still work only give 100-130 flashes per charge. I solved this problem with a Quantum Turbo battery pack. The combination is perfect.
Date published: 2010-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Flash I could find Awesome! For wedding/event photography, this thing is great (I own two)! The head is oversized which gives a superior light effect (almost like a beauty dish). After reviewing my work with the sb-800, I find the little flashes to be a joke. This thing will light an entire building at night from 100 ft. away, without blowing out a brides dress...very strong and very smart. Much quicker recycling than one of those little guys, and there's an internal fan so you can't blow it up (I can kill an sb-800 in about 5 min.), and two batteries gives me constant machine gun shooting for 8 hrs. (even with ceiling bounce). There are only three problems: 1. Very pricey (but so is blowing up an sb-800 and -600 in the same event), 2. It's tough to swivel the head for a vertical ceiling bounce/floof, 3. The bracket is foolishly set on the left side only. I have overcome #3 by strapping the unit with an automotive hose clamp (covered in heatshrink) to a press-T flash bracket without the flip part on top...sounds bad, but it's more stable than the included setup and clean enough looking for southern california weddings (important to me). Bottom line: best working flash with most superior results.
Date published: 2008-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real powerhouse, but... After using the 50 MZ-5 & 70 MZ-5 with my Mamiya 645AFD over the years, I decided to take advantage of Metz's generous trade-in offer last year to upgrade from the 50 to the 76 MZ-5 to be used with my Fuji S3 Pro. Even if only occasionally, it's nice to know that I have that awesome power available to me when I need it. As with all Metz pro units, it has a fill-in flash that provides gorgeous camera- mounted flash portraiture when you have a white ceiling or walls to bounce the swivel flash head off of. I found a way of attaching nylon cable clips to the topside of the flash head so that when the unit is mounted on the horizontal bar of a rotating bracket, the flash head can be swiveled 180 degrees horizontally into the Westcott Mini Apollo Light Modifier whose shaft was snapped into the nylon clips. You now have an effective single-light portrait system in which the TTL system of the camera is automatically adjusting the exposure. Problems Encountered: When connected to the Fuji S5 Pro and set to the I-TTL mode, the unit's pre-flash will intermittently fire without the followup main flash going off, underexposing the image. There seems to be no pattern to the occurence of this problem. It could fire properly twenty consecutive times and misfire up to four consecutive times with a fully charged battery and the flash ready light on. I had two Fuji S5 Pro bodies at my disposal and the problem happened with both, so I was able to rule that out as the source. Metz determined that my M6 module needed a software upgrade to M6.1 which they performed at no charge, but the problem persisted. I was forced to sell the flash because I can't chance missing an important shot at a wedding, not to mention the angst that goes with it. By the way, I had this same problem with the Metz 54 MZ-4i. Bogen Imaging, the USA distributor for Metz, states on their Tech Support phone recording that they will return your call by no later than the next business day(very seldom did a technician answer when I called). Of all the messages that I left trying to resolve this problem over the last several weeks, my call was returned once. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Metz 60 CT-4, Metz 45 CL-4, Metz 50 MZ-5, Metz 70 MZ-5, Metz 76 MZ-5, Metz 58 AF(returned for reasons stated in that product's review section of this website) Items I Recommend: Metz P76 high voltage battery for super quick recycling
Date published: 2007-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Flash I used Canon 580 EX lights for a couple of years but decided to try out a 76 MZ5 on a friend's recommendation. Man, what a difference in light output. The ETTL works flawlessly with my 1DMkIIN with the SCA adaptor. The controls are fairly intuitive and knowledge transfers easily from your current setup to the Metz. The one thing that takes some getting used to is the amount of light you can generate. Shots that you used to think were impossible suddenly become the norm. I was able to light a banquet hall the size of two basketball courts and get reasonably good fill flash from 10 or so meters away at 200mm in a bright outdoor wedding. Problems Encountered: I've had a few unexplained exposure blowouts. It's probably something I'm doing wrong, but I haven't caught the reason yet. Mind you this is in Av mode with the controls set to ETTL and -1EV FEC. Still got some unexplained snow white shots... Previous Equivalent Items Owned: 580 EX's Items I Recommend: Quantum 2+2 for flash and camera
Date published: 2007-04-27
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